In The News: LIRR Expansion Project Is Ahead of Schedule (VIDEO)

The Fox 5 NY news team visited several LIRR Expansion Project elements, including Merillon Avenue and New Hyde Park Road Grade, where the grade crossing will be elimminated this year. Fox 5 NY reporter Jodi Goldberg interviewed Tom McGuiness, deputy project director on LIRR Expansion. She reported on the tremendous progress the project made in 2019 and what’s planned for 2020.

Click here to watch the Fox 5 NY report.

About the LIRR Expansion Project

The construction of a third track from Floral Park to Hicksville will reduce train congestion and delays and enable true bi-directional service during peak hours with a more reliable rail network. This transformative work includes several related projects, including the construction of parking garages and accessibility improvements, retaining walls, improvements to rail bridges and the removal of eight street-level grade crossings. Construction is being managed to minimize the impact on daily routines, with extensive mitigation and public outreach efforts in local communities. For more information please visit the LIRR Expansion Project Floral Park to Hicksville project page on